tough nut

tough nut
Noun. A difficult or obstinate person.

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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  • tough nut — UK US noun [countable] [singular tough nut plural tough nuts] informal someone who is very strict or very determined Thesaurus: people who are determined and ambitious …   Useful english dictionary

  • tough nut — noun count INFORMAL someone who is very strict or very determined a tough nut to crack a problem or situation that is difficult to understand or deal with: The tax problem will be a tough nut to crack …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tough nut — to crack, tough issue …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tough nut — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms tough nut : singular tough nut plural tough nuts informal someone who is very strict or very determined • a tough nut to crack …   English dictionary

  • tough nut to crack — If something is a tough nut to crack, it is difficult to find the answer or solution. When used about a person, it means that it is difficult to get them to do or allow what you want. Hard nut to crack is an alternative …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • tough nut to crack — See: HARD NUT TO CRACK …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tough nut to crack — See: HARD NUT TO CRACK …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tough\ nut\ to\ crack — • hard nut to crack • tough nut to crack n. phr. informal Something difficult to understand or to do. Tom s algebra lesson was a hard nut to crack. Mary found knitting a hard nut to crack. Compare: hard row to hoe …   Словарь американских идиом

  • tough nut to crack — noun A difficult or sticky problem. Defending against malware has become a tough nut to crack as programs become ever more cleverly designed. Syn: difficult nut to crack, hard nut to crack …   Wiktionary

  • tough nut to crack —    If something is a tough nut to crack, it is difficult to find the answer or solution. When used about a person, it means that it is difficult to get them to do or allow what you want. Hard nut to crack is an alternative.   (Dorking School… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • tough nut to crack — a hard/tough ˈnut (to ˈcrack) idiom a difficult problem or situation to deal with Main entry: ↑nutidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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